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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanks and Blessings

I'm thankful this is my 400th post!  At my 200th post, I changed the way I blogged. That means I've had just as many blogs after that point (only this April!) as before it.  God has been so good!

I am thankful for the snuggliness of Sophie.

I'm thankful I posted the book review I was struggling with and it's finally behind me.

I'm thankful I can call Ryan a few hours before his alarm was supposed to go off, in tears, sobbing because I'm doubting God and I don't want to and he comforts me and turns my tears to songs of praise (literally) and lifts me up by lifting praises to God. God has blessed me SO MUCH with this godly, quirky man!

I'm thankful that God is challenging my weaknesses, exposing them even though it's painful, because I know He faithfully completes all the good works He begins and He will heal these ugly, ugly places in me, at some time or another.

I'm thankful for the loving gifts of friends that are challenging and growing me spiritually.

I'm thankful for my mom, and pray she feels better. I'm thankful she wanted peanut butter toast for dinner (because that was easy.)

I'm thankful for my sister and spending time with her hanging out watching old television shows while the living room has been taken over for watching college football.

I'm thankful for God's provision, for stretching my faith.

I'm thankful for Ryan getting a job interview and a lead on another job, both of which would pay potentially more than the minimum we'd need for our future.  I'm thankful for the hope this provides.

I'm thankful for family, in all its varied forms.

I'm thankful for the health of my body to do runs/walks this week, and the gloriousness of nature I get to enjoy while I do it.  I thank God for His common grace.

Since it's November, the month of Thanksgiving in America, I have decided to change the format of my normal "I'm Blessed" weekly post and say "I'm thankful for" instead of "I'm blessed because".  But you know what? They meant the same thing. I am thankful for all these blessings!

Linking up with Gretchen and Thankful Tuesdays.

2 comments:

  1. Those are awesome. Such a great way to think about things. If I can pry, how did you used to blog?

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  2. Yep, you can pry. :) Here's my 200th post (because I talk about it then)

    http://singingpilgrimdancing.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-200th-post.html

    In addition to everything mentioned there, I started blogging pretty much daily (before that it was roughly weekely) and I started actually promoting my blog, like linking to facebook. I also started participating in the "blogosphere". Before then, I only really read the blogs of people I knew in person... so I'd never have met you!

    It was really God telling me it was time to do that. Before then, I'd purposely kept my head down when I blogged, for reasons of humility and such. But God told me it was time to step up my witness. From the beginning, this blog has been His.

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